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  • Foul-mouthed, drinking teddy bear back in Ted 2

    Ted, the foul-mouthed and hard-drinking bear, returns to the silver screen in a sequel to the 2012 comedy hit about a man and his talking teddy. Ted 2 sees the bear, also known for his womanising, married to his girlfriend Tami-Lynn and the couple...

  • Mixed emotions over Gibb grandchild

    Robin Gibb’s widow, Dwina, has spoken of her sadness at him not being there to share the birth of their second grandchild. Their son, Robin-John and his wife, Megan, announced the arrival of their second baby, a little boy named Theodore-Alexander...

  • Glastonbury date for Dalai Lama

    After months of speculation, the Dalai Lama has confirmed he will make an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival this weekend. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader will speak on Sunday where he will promote his message of “compassion, non-violence...

  • Coldplay guitar sells for £18,000

    Chris Martin’s first acoustic guitar – used during the recording of Coldplay’s debut album – has fetched more than £18,000 at auction. The musician bought the Vicente Tatay Tomas acoustic from Bill Greenhalgh’s shop in his hometown of Exeter,...

  • Whitney’s daughter in hospice care

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston, is being moved to hospice care after months in hospital, her aunt said today. In a statement, her aunt Pat Houston said Bobbi Brown’s “condition has continued to deteriorate” and Brown was...

  • Bend It Like Beckham The Musical kicks off

    Stars have lined the red carpet to mark the opening night of Bend It Like Beckham The Musical yesterday evening. The stage production – which is based on the award-winning 2002 film – is directed by Gurinder Chadha, who wore a long red gown with a...

  • Affleck Roots show broke standards

    An episode of Finding Your Roots which omitted references to Ben Affleck’s ancestor as a slave owner violated the American Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) standards, the public TV service has said. In a statement today, PBS said it is postponing...

  • LaBeouf hurt on American Honey set

    Shia LaBeouf needed stitches in his head and hand after injuring himself on the North Dakota set of the film American Honey. The accident happened during a scene in which LaBeouf was to put his head through a glass window. A publicist for LaBeouf...

  • Tom Holland to play Spider-Man in reboot

    Tom Holland to play Spider-Man in reboot

    Little-known English actor Tom Holland has been picked to play the web-slinging superhero in the next Spider-Man film, which is due for release in July 2017, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios said. Holland, 19, will play Spider-Man’s teenage alter...

  • Monroe dress, royal wedding cake slices to go under hammer

    Monroe dress, royal wedding cake slices to go under hammer

    A dress worn by Marilyn Monroe, a Harley-Davidson owned by Marlon Brando and slices of British royal wedding cakes will be auctioned this week at an annual two-day sale of memorabilia in Beverly Hills, California. Julien’s Auctions holds its...

  • Glastonbury Festival site opens for campers

    The Somerset farm which hosts the world-famous Glastonbury Festival is quickly transforming in to a small city after opening its gates to campers today. Many ticket holders began their journey to the festival in the early hours of the morning and...

  • Record labels reach deal with Apple

    Independent record labels have reached an agreement with Apple over its new streaming service days after the technology giant bowed in the face of pressure from pop sensation Taylor Swift. The US star sparked headlines around the world with her...

  • Taylor Swift plays to packed Hydro

    Taylor Swift kicked off the UK leg of her world tour in Glasgow, declaring to the crowd: “I am one of you” and hinting at her relationship with Scottish DJ Calvin Harris. The US star performed hits from her album 1989 to a sell-out crowd at the...

  • Rod Stewart staying out of the kitchen

    Rocker Rod Stewart has said that he stands by his wife’s eyebrow-raising comment that cooking makes men less masculine – and admitted that he cannot even boil an egg. Penny Lancaster, 44, sparked controversy when she said earlier this month that...

  • Doctors condemn Undateables show

    Doctors have accused reality TV programme The Undateables of exploiting people with disabilities for entertainment. Rachael Pickering said the Channel 4 show had left her “disturbed at being part of a society that might seek to view disabled...

  • Glastonbury-goers warned to prepare for wet weather

    Glastonbury-goers warned to prepare for wet weather

    Tens of thousands of people are expected to pour through the gates of the Glastonbury Festival armed with wellies and rain coats today. Organisers believe around 90 per cent of the 135,000 ticket holders will have set up camp by the end of the...

  • Coldplay guitar goes under the hammer today

    Chris Martin’s first acoustic guitar, which he used during the recording of Coldplay’s debut album, is expected to sell for thousands of pounds at auction today. The guitar, which he bought in Devon and took with him to university in London where...

  • Finnish blues

    Finnish blues

    Big Game (2014)Certified: PGDuration: 90 minutesDirected by: Jelmari HelanderStarring: Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Felicity Huffman, Victor Garber, Ted Levine, Jim Broadbent, Ray Stevenson, Jaymes ButlerKRS Releasing Ltd Big Game comes with a...

  • Riding with plenty of heart

    Riding with plenty of heart

    The Longest Ride (2015)Certified: 12Duration: 128 minutesDirected by: George Tillman JrStarring: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin, Melissa Benoist, Lolita Davidovich, Barry Ratcliffe, Gloria Reuben, Brett...

  • Taylor Swift hits back at photographer

    Taylor Swift has hit back at a photographer who accused her of hypocrisy following her criticism of Apple’s latest music streaming service. The US singer-songwriter said Jason Sheldon had “misrepresented” her photography agreement when he branded...

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